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To start off, I am completely biased when it comes to tasting this tea, as I am a firm Electric Lemon user when the cold season comes around.

I got it as a ‘to-go’ tea one day when I was sick and wasn’t able to get my Electric Lemon (or medicine, as I call it) at home. The tea was ok. I mean, I was completely stuffed up so couldn’t taste much, but EL still packs a punch in the most dire situations. This tea was too faint to taste. It was soothing and warm, and I could catch a faint whiff of lemon scent, but it didn’t do more than any other tea to clear me up or fight the cold blues. Other than Electric Lemon, of course.

One day I will try this again as an actually tea instead of a cold fighter!

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drank Carrot Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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I just don’t understand. This tea of the month was the first that I was excited for. The first that made me want the summer days to go by just a bit faster. I really, REALLY wanted to get my hands on this tea!

October rolls around and I run into DT to pick me up some Carrot Cake. I grab the canister and take a big whiff, only to be completely turned around. WHAT is that unidentifiable smell? Why is it so potent? Shouldn’t this smell like carrot cake or spices? I decide to buy 25g anyway, just because I had been waiting so long and still had the higest of hopes.

Nope. Shouldn’t have done it. It tastes just as odd and unidentifiable and un-carrot cake as it smells. I’ve tried it twice to no avail. And I agree with Nurvilya, it gives me a headache. Overall, it’s just a disappointing lost cause.

Kay Kanada

BTW, if anyone in the MTL region would like the rest of my bag, feel free to message me! :)

Nurvilya

sigh We seem to be similarly excitable when it comes to new teas… Sorry to hear this one was as disappointing for you as it was for me.

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I bought this tea because I needed to love a flavored white tea, and this was the rave suggestion from the friendly staffer. Not to mention it smelled devine.

I made it following the DT directions, and the result can be described as such:
Take strawberries and 1 dirty gym sock and allow to sit in water overnight. It should pretty much equate to my first experience with Organic Strawberry White.

What a (disgusting) disappointment! But I have a new hope. Now that I see everyone saying that it should only be steeped 30 seconds, there is a chance that this tea can redeem itself in my eyes. I’ll try to pluck up my courage this week, and will let you guys know about it when I do.

EDIT:
The moment of truth!

I am now trying this previously detested tea with a steep time of only 30 seconds, annnnndddd….

It’s much better. Unfortunately, this tea is still not wowing me, but I think I may quite simply not like strawberries in tea.

It is no longer drab and disgusting. Instead, it is rather light and floral, with a strong strawberry flavour, especially in the aftertaste.

This won’t be a tea I’ll restock once I’m done, but now I’ll be able to finish off what I had bought!

Previous rating = 5
Updated rating = 50

Faith

I hope it works out for you, since this is one of my favourite flavoured whites… good luck!

Kay Kanada

I really hope so too!! Especially since I have 50g of it!

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drank Island Escape by DAVIDsTEA
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RIP Island Escape. I will always remember you!

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One of the two teas from the winter collection I was most excited for (the other being the still unavailable Alpine Punch). I steeped Snow Bunny for about 6 minutes in fresh-from-the-kettle water, and I also added a touch of sugar.

First impressions – the dried tea is beautiful, but lacking in smell. I do get the smell of walnut, but not much else. The smell of the brewed tea is also pretty mild, but the subtle note of banana is inviting.

Flavor – really nice! Not an overt “Banana bread!!!” taste, but rather a light black tea with banana and just a hint of walnut.

Lovability – I can see this tea becoming a tradition that will lead to heartache when the winter collection ends. I can see it as my companion whilst wrapping Christmas gifts and after frolicking in the snow. I think it lives up to its DT description, and I would definately suggest you guys try it out!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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Age 2 – Stealing sips of orange pekoe from my Grandpa’s cup.

Age 4 – Being spoiled by my Nanny with my own cups of tea.

Age 13 – A mug of camomile from my mother to accompany a good book.

Age 17 – Strong black tea with milk and too much sugar to wake me up for school.

Age 18 – A tea (or five) a day keeps the doctor away.

Age 19 – Exploration and experimentation. With loose leaf teas at “Un amour des thés” in Montréal.

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